2022 PAEA Fall Workshops

PAEA Workshops are highly interactive, immersive faculty learning experiences. These workshops teach participants about valuable techniques and resources they can use to teach their students and run their PA programs more effectively. Printed materials are typically included in all in-person workshops. Our Fall 2022 Workshop line-up includes two of our classic core workshops and four new offerings.  

  • Faculty Skills 101 
  • Clinical Coordinators 101 
  • Best Practices for Equitable Recruitment, Enrollment, and Retention 
  • Creating a Guiding Light: Building a Curriculum Map 
  • Sexual and Gender Minority Curricular Inclusion: A Practical Approach  
  • Integrating Cultural Humility and Mindfulness in Test Item Writing 

Key Registration Dates

  • Early bird registration available through September 6 
  • Last day to register/cancel: September 20 

Additional Information 

  • For full-day workshops, the registration fee includes breakfast and lunch on each workshop day. For half-day workshops, only lunch is included.  
  • Attendees are responsible for making their own travel arrangements.  
  • Start and end times are subject to change.  
  • All workshops are subject to cancellation based on registration numbers; in this unlikely event, all attendees will be notified by email. 

Workshop Registration is on the same portal as the Forum registration.

Join Us

Please Note: PAEA Workshop attendance is intended for and limited to those directly involved in PA and/or medical education. Vendors and third-party representatives will be prohibited from attending any workshop. If a vendor or third-party representative registers for a workshop, PAEA reserves the right to cancel the registration without reimbursement of registration fees.

Faculty Skills 101

Stepping into the role of faculty member is exciting and challenging, especially if you are new to education. Active learning, learner-centeredness, and learning objectives — it’s a lot to take in. Fortunately, you don’t have to figure it all out on your own. This workshop is designed for faculty who are new to education and are looking for guidance in becoming acclimated to the role of educator. In this three-day workshop, you will learn the basic techniques and tools required for effective teaching and learning from experienced educators who have the expertise and passion to help new faculty become excellent educators.

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DATE & TIME
October 10-12, 2022
Monday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

FACILITATORS
Heather Bidinger, Sarah Bolander, Shani Fleming, Sean Kramer, Betsy Melcher, Elizabeth Roessler, Daytheon Sturges, Anne Wildermuth

CME
This program is not yet approved for CME credit. Conference organizers plan to apply for 19 AAPA Category 1 CME credits from the AAPA Review Panel. The total number of approved credits is yet to be determined.

MEMBER REGISTRATION
Early-bird, until Sept. 6: $825
Regular: $925

NON-MEMBER REGISTRATION
Early-bird, until Sept. 6: $875
Regular: $975


Clinical Coordinators 101 

Leading clinical education and securing clinical sites is a unique responsibility that clinical coordinators are charged with undertaking. Clinical Coordinators 101 is the perfect place to learn with other faculty who are also new to the role. Led by expert facilitators who are experienced clinical coordinators themselves, this workshop is designed to offer new clinical coordinators practical advice and a wealth of useful ideas to help them get acclimated to their new role and begin to develop a personalized toolbox of resources and strategies. 

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DATE & TIME
October 10-12, 2022
Monday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

FACILITATORS
Paul Bradford, Mitzi DAquila, Nicole Dettmann, Laura Gerstner, Susan McDiarmid, Elana Min, Craig Myers, Cody Sasek

CME
This program is not yet approved for CME credit. Conference organizers plan to apply for 19 AAPA Category 1 CME credits from the AAPA Review Panel. The total number of approved credits is yet to be determined.

MEMBER REGISTRATION
Early-bird, until Sept. 6: $825
Regular: $925

NON-MEMBER REGISTRATION
Early-bird, until Sept. 6: $875
Regular: $975


Best Practices for Equitable Recruitment, Enrollment, and Retention

This workshop will examine equitable recruitment, enrollment, and retention practices in PA education. Led by faculty with significant expertise and interest in this area across six unique PA programs, participants will learn background information and data that supports these practices as well as practical tips for implementation. Specific topics covered include holistic review, interview practices, recruitment practices, and retention strategies. Participants will also spend time in facilitated small group discussions to uncover individual and institutional barriers and develop solutions. Participants will leave with tangible ideas to put into practice, as well as a useful toolkit of resources to help with implementation.

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DATE & TIME
October 11-12, 2022
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

FACILITATORS
Brianna Cardenas, Veronica Coleman, Elizabeth Elliott, Tosi Gilford, Ashley Guillory, Jonathan Kilstrom

CME
This program is not yet approved for CME credit. Conference organizers plan to apply for 12.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits from the AAPA Review Panel. The total number of approved credits is yet to be determined.

MEMBER REGISTRATION
Early-bird, until Sept. 6: $675
Regular: $775

NON-MEMBER REGISTRATION
Early-bird, until Sept. 6: $725
Regular: $825


Creating a Guiding Light: Building a Curriculum Map

A curriculum map can provide essential functionality through curricular transparency and analysis. Creating a curriculum map affords programs the opportunity to collaborate and analyze curricular content while ensuring accreditation standards are met. This workshop will explore principles of curriculum mapping and how to apply these in the context of individual programs. Participants will collaborate both in small groups and with all participants to work toward identifying program goals, relevant data, reporting needs, user access, and implementation.

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DATE & TIME
October 12, 2022
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


FACILITATORS
Kay Denler, Jacqueline Sivahop

CME
This program is not yet approved for CME credit. Conference organizers plan to apply for 5.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits from the AAPA Review Panel. The total number of approved credits is yet to be determined.

MEMBER REGISTRATION
Early-bird, until Sept. 6: $350
Regular: $400

NON-MEMBER REGISTRATION
Early-bird, until Sept. 6: $375
Regular: $425


Sexual and Gender Minority Curricular Inclusion:
A Practical Approach

This workshop will use a needs assessment framework to support participants in identifying how and where to integrate sexual and gender minority (SGM) content into their program’s curriculum. This will include a brief review of the ARC-PA Standards (5th edition) which require programs to provide instruction on gender identity and sexual orientation, the PAEA new graduate competencies, the NCCPA Blueprint, and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) recommendations for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) curricular inclusion. Through individual and group work, participants will have opportunities to identify the strengths and needs in their respective curricula related to SGM content. Integration of SGM content will be discussed across preclinical and clinical courses utilizing synchronous, asynchronous, didactic, case-based, and clinical learning opportunities. Existing curricular resources will be shared. Participants will leave the workshop with a plan for implementation of SGM content in their program, mapping content to the ARC-PA Standards, the NCCPA Blueprint, and the PAEA new graduate competencies, and with tools for measuring success. Faculty will be equipped to navigate potential challenges in implementing SGM content into the curriculum.

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DATE & TIME
October 12, 2022
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

FACILITATORS
Quinnette Jones, Joanne Rolls

CME
This program is not yet approved for CME credit. Conference organizers plan to apply for 5.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits from the AAPA Review Panel. The total number of approved credits is yet to be determined.

MEMBER REGISTRATION
Early-bird, until Sept. 6: $350
Regular: $400

NON-MEMBER REGISTRATION
Early-bird, until Sept. 6: $375
Regular: $425


Integrating Cultural Humility and Mindfulness in Test Item Writing

Test item writing is critical to the development of appropriate student assessments; however, it can be a difficult task. It is important to ensure that test items are culturally responsible with clinical vignettes inclusive and reflective of the patients that students will be called upon to treat and to reduce test-item bias that may contribute to an unfair test. The way race, ethnicity, culture, and identity are used in the construction of test items may introduce unconscious bias along with other test-related bias such item-selection bias, reinforcing hidden curricula that perpetuate bias in medical practice.

This workshop will provide educators background and experience with writing test items that minimize bias by using best practices for developing culturally mindful test items. Additionally, participants will practice the process of peer review to identify and correct bias in test items. This will promote test-taker success, inclusive test item writing, and advance the careers of all attendees by helping to reduce unconscious bias that can lead to systemic racism and negative outcomes.

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DATE & TIME
October 12, 2022
Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

FACILITATORS
Jacqueline Barnett, Kim Cavanagh, Denise Rizzolo, Emily Yunker, Olivia Ziegler

CME
This program is not yet approved for CME credit. Conference organizers plan to apply for 4 AAPA Category 1 CME credits from the AAPA Review Panel. The total number of approved credits is yet to be determined.

MEMBER REGISTRATION
Early-bird, until Sept. 6: $175
Regular: $225

NON-MEMBER REGISTRATION
Early-bird, until Sept. 6: $200
Regular: $250

Questions?

For any questions regarding the workshops, please email us at workshops@PAEAonline.org.